MHST Senior Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of a new, exciting and innovative service working with young people with an ethos of prevention and early intervention?

In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Mental Health Support Teams (named by children and young people in the region as Wellbeing in Mind teams) are an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England. We currently have 5 Wellbeing in Mind teams across North Yorkshire, which are embedded within education settings.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced clinician to join our expanding York Wellbeing in Mind team as a band 6 Senior Clinician.

Main duties of the job

The Wellbeing in Mind team has 3 functions:
  • Support the development of a whole-school or college approach to wellbeing. This can include, but is not limited to, supporting sites to develop and implement mental health and wellbeing policies, development of resources, supporting campaigns and delivering training, assemblies and PHSE curriculum.
  • Provide timely advice and consultation to education staff. This is designed to support teaching staff to build their skills and confidence in supporting the wellbeing needs of their students/pupils. This is offered in both a formal and informal way.
  • Undertake direct assessments and intervention for young people within education. We offer a low intensity service model, predominantly using cognitive-behavioural therapy.

  • Each function accounts for a third of the team's workload.

    Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

    About us

    We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

    From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

    We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

    We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

    We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The Wellbeing in Mind Senior Clinician plays a key role in:
    • Forming strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
    • Providing consultation to education colleagues and supporting education settings to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
    • Developing and delivering evidence-based time limited interventions to young people within education settings
    • Developing and delivering training packages to education colleagues
    • Evidencing the outcomes of the Wellbeing in Mind service
    • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education and Mental Health Practitioners.

    We are looking for a practitioner with experience of working in a setting where children and young people's mental health has been the primary focus. These posts are open to professionals with a variety of relevant backgrounds, but post holders must evidence meeting the essential criteria listed in the person specification within the job description.

    We would welcome conversations with anyone who is interested in the post.

    Person Specification



    • Core professional qualification relevant to mental health e.g. nursing with specialism in mental health or learning disability nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work. Or core training in provision of low intensity CBT, e.g. CPWP IAPT qualification that enables the individual to provide CBT interventions at low intensity level
    • Experience at a senior level (either management or clinical).
    • Evidence of continued professional development
    • Qualification in Leadership and management or equivalent in health and social care management experience or willingness to commence if successful


    • Therapeutic post graduate qualification
    • Mentorship Qualification
    • Management training.



    • Substantial experience working at a minimum of a band 5 clinician
    • Evidence of collaborative working
    • Experience of managerial and clinical leadership
    • Experience of organising team duties


    • Experience of providing mentorship.
    • Experience of working in a community environment
    • Experience of working in a education environment



    • Sound knowledge of National Legislation and drivers and other legislation related to the care of children and young people with emotional and mental health concerns
    • Has received training (either formal of through experience) to carry out both operational and clinical risk assessments within scope of practice.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, information to children/young people and their families, carers and other professionals both within and outside the NHS.
    • IT Skills


    • Knowledge Of NICE, CQC standards and regulations.

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


    Educational Settings in York


    YO24 3HP

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